Paul Glatzel has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.
The 18-year-old striker has put pen to paper on a new deal despite currently being on the sidelines with injury.
The youngster suffered a long-term knee injury during Liverpool’s pre-season friendly match against Tranmere Rovers away from home.
Glatzel is pleased to have committed his long-term future at Liverpool and is now focused on recovering from his injury.
Glatzel told Liverpool’s official website after signing the new contract: “It’s a great feeling obviously.
“I was disappointed to get my injury at the start of the season, but it’s a great feeling and it shows that the club has got faith in me. Now I can just focus on my rehab and get back on the pitch.”
One for the future
Glatzel has yet to break into the Liverpool first team, and it could be a while before he does so.
The 18-year-old striker scored as many as 28 goals for the Liverpool Under-18 side during the 2018-19 campaign and was included in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad at Melwood this summer before he suffered the injury.
The talented and promising teenager also scored eight goals in the FA Youth Cup which Liverpool won.
When Glatzel recovers from his injury, he should focus on getting back to his best for the Liverpool youth team.
It is not going to be easy for the striker to break into the Liverpool first team or establish himself in the starting lineup rightaway, as the Merseyside outfit have a strong team, but if he has patience and works hard, then he will get his chance.